News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Event

    National level training for government officials on indigenous and tribal peoples’ issues

    ILO and the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA) jointly organized a two days long national level training for government officials on UN Human Rights Instruments and national laws concerning indigenous and tribal peoples of Bangladesh. 40 government officers from different line ministries including 12 Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) from the plain land districts participated in the training programme.

  2. Statement

    ILO Director-General's message for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2012

    09 August 2012

    "Indigenous media, Empowering indigenous voices" – the theme of this year’s observance is a reminder that the voice and participation of indigenous and tribal peoples are indispensable in shaping a future that respects their dignity. The plight of many of the world’s indigenous and tribal women and men testifies to the urgency of the need.

  3. Article

    Social media gives voice to indigenous communities

    09 August 2012

    August 9 marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, and this year’s theme is "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices". ILO News looks at the growing role of social media and the staying power of radio in these communities.

  4. Event

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2012: "Indigenous media, empowering indigenous voices"

  5. Article

    The coop that helps to weave dreams

    08 August 2012

    A cooperative in the Philippines goes beyond lending money to indigenous people – it equips them with the skills they need to improve their businesses.

  6. News

    Decent work opportunities fall short for indigenous people

    07 August 2012

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – marked on August 9 - ILO News looks at employment and social justice prospects for those communities.

  7. Event

    The importance of decent work for indigenous women in rural areas: Joint NORWAY-ILO side event at 56th Session of the CSW

    On 2 March 2012, over 70 delegates from governments, UN entities, employers, workers and NGOs attended the side event on the importance of decent work for indigenous women in rural areas during the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

  8. Article

    Land rights mean social justice for Cambodia's indigenous peoples

    27 January 2012

    February 20 is World Day for Social Justice, focusing attention on the necessity for economic growth to promote equity and social justice, and that “a society for all” must be based on social justice and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms. In Cambodia new legislation is helping some indigenous peoples achieve some of these rights and build a more secure future. By Maeve Galvin, Communication and Advocacy Officer, ILO Cambodia.

  9. Press release

    Interview with Tim Lyons, Assistant Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

    19 January 2012

    Tim Lyons, who was the Workers' group spokesperson at the 15th ILO Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting, talks about the situation of workers in Fiji, the promotion of ILO Conventions in Australia, and what the Australian Council of Trade Unions expects from the ILO...

  10. International Labour Standards

    United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership approves six country projects and one regional program to advance indigenous peoples’ rights.

    10 November 2011

    The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) held its second Policy Board meeting in New York on 27-28 October 2011 to review and approve proposals for UN country programs designed in partnership with indigenous peoples.